Nebraska Grower-Brewer Conference & Trade Show
The conference will feature separate basic and advanced sessions for hop growers as well as a craft brewers sessions and is designed for both growers and brewers. The growers’ sessions will include several prominent speakers from around the country discussing: market outlook, horticultural practices, pest and disease control, harvest and post-harvest practices. The brewers’ sessions (held in conjunction with the Nebraska Craft Brewers’ Guild’s Annual Meeting) will address best brewing practices, brewery safety, input management, and water science, and will offer an up-to-date overview of legal and regulatory topics.
There will also be a brewer/grower networking session that focuses on procuring local ingredients and hop quality. The session will provide growers with a better idea of quality requirements and help align the supply of Nebraska grown hops with brewer needs.